More Christians Should Try To Win The Weak Through Weakness

 To the weak I became weak, to win the weak. I have become all things to all people so that by all possible means I might save some. 23 I do all this for the sake of the gospel, that I may share in its blessings. (I Corinthians 9:22-23 NIV)

In this verse Paul explains that he will do anything possible to try to relate to other believers and win them for Christ. However, he would not try to do the impossible by breaking the law of God in order to win others to Christ (see verse 22). He would do nothing immoral.

But one thing Paul would do, is become weak in order to win the weak. This means that he was willing to reach the simple-minded on their own level; he was willing to let go of his intellectual gifts some times, and share his faith on a more primitive level. Sadly, many Christians today refuse to do this. They will ONLY discuss their faith with other intellectuals. They despise their brothers and sisters in Christ who have a more simpler understanding of theology. This is wrong. This is not how the Apostle Paul behaved, and he was perhaps the greatest theologian of all time.

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3 Responses to More Christians Should Try To Win The Weak Through Weakness

  1. Paul was probably one of the best writers of his time also. He was a master with the written word. He was also able to make his writing understandable. I have very little patience with the genius who can’t make his thoughts accessible to the common man. One of the great paradoxes is that God’s salvation is beyond our comprehension and yet a little child can understand.

  2. schildan10 says:

    One thing I discovered at college is that many intellectuals actually take pride in not giving clear answers to simple questions. It is easier to appear intelligent when you only make vague statements. When you speak clearly your mistakes are more obvious, which results in criticism and embarrassment. But I believe that there are many spiritual advantages to being transparent and honest. Yes, you may be ridiculed more, but this gives you an opportunity for growth in wisdom and humility once others help you discover your error.

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